In below FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) we have listed the most common questions our guests ask us in advance of booking a walking holiday with us. Should your question not be covered below please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be a delight to help you as best as we possibly can. After all, that’s what we are here for!

Can I book extra nights for my holiday?

There are a lot of places where it would be worthwhile to stay an extra night to explore more in the area. We can also book extra nights for you at the start or the end of your tour. Some of these options can be booked directly on our booking form are please send us an email and we will happily inform you of some of the options available. We will also provide you with information on how to get there and to the starting point of the walk or the airport. Just let us know what you would like and we’ll do our best to help you.

What should I bring with me on my Walking Holiday in Ireland?

When you book your holiday with us we will send you a full document with all the necessities, and more! Obviously, good hiking boots and clothes that can withstand the odd shower are a must. We hope to have a document for you to download directly available in the near future.

Where do I stay?

You will be accommodated in local family-run guesthouses (B&Bs) or small family-run hotels, where you will encounter a friendly welcome and homely comfort. All our accommodation is approved by Bord Failte – the Irish Tourist Board or the Northern Ireland Tourism Board and are at least 3 stars. Rooms are twin, double or triple en-suite and single rooms are also available on request.

Should I take out travel insurance for my holiday?

You are strongly advised to obtain insurance cover for personal accidents, cancellation charges, medical expenses, loss of money or baggage, travel and personal liability when taking part in any of our tours. Walking Holiday Ireland or its servants or agents cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to your baggage, or for any illness or injury while on our tours. We also cannot accept responsibility for any loss or damage resulting from circumstances beyond our control. 

How do I book a Walking Holiday?

Pick the tour you’d like to join and fill in the booking form. Within a few days, you will receive confirmation of your booking. When we receive a deposit of 30% to secure the booking we will start putting everything together for you. The final payment is due six weeks before the start of the tour and you will then receive all information on your tour.

Does it rain a lot in Ireland?

No, that’s definitely not the case! The dominant influence on Ireland’s climate is the Atlantic Ocean. Consequently, Ireland does not suffer from the extremes of temperature experienced by many other countries at similar latitudes. The average annual temperature is about 9 °C. In the middle and east of the country, temperatures tend to be somewhat more extreme than in other parts of the country. For example, the summer means daily maximum is about 19 °C and the winter mean daily minimum is about 2.5 °C in these areas. Have a look at our Irish weather page here for more detailed information about the weather in the region where you will be walking.